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Archive for December, 2012

As we say happy birthday to Linus Torvalds today, he should be a happy chap because Linux is now the dominating OS on consumer computing devices. According to IDC and Goldman Sachs, as reported by the Seattle Times, Android (which is based on Linux) runs on 42% of all consumer computing devices.

How can that be?

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The best Pingdom blog posts of 2012


The year 2012 is coming to an end, and 2013 is waiting around the corner. It’s time for a quick recap of some of the best and most interesting posts we’ve published this year. This is of course just a small percentage of all the posts we’ve produced this year, so you may very well have missed some of them, especially if you’re not a regular reader.

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Web performance and ops – Weekend must-read articles #38

This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance, dev and ops for the weekend.

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We made a mistake

Just about 2 hours ago, we started to send out our best wishes for the holiday season to our customers. Unfortunately a really embarrassing mistake was made, which affected a limited number of our customers.

Because of a loop in an email-script (not a part of the software that is the base of Pingdom services) gone bad, we managed to send out more than one email to 5,511 of our customers. By mistake, we also included a limited number of our other customer’s email addresses in the To: field of those emails. The exact number of emails that was sent before we stopped the script was 5,511. The person that received the most duplicate emails received 11 of them, and the number of email addresses that was included in the To: field was 5,511. That’s not all our 280,000 customers, but certainly more than bad enough.

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Pingdom 2012 year in review

We’re approaching the end of 2012, and it’s been an exciting year for us at Pingdom and for our customers. We moved into a brand new office at the beginning of the year, saw record-breaking customer and sales numbers, a bunch of new colleagues joined us, and much more.

In short, because of you, our customer, it’s been a fantastic year. As a way to say thank you, and to take stock of where we are, we wanted to tell you some things about the year that has been.

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Web performance and ops – Weekend must-read articles #37

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This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance and ops for the weekend. There’s something about Facebook, Twitter, Real User Monitoring, memcache, NGINX, and more.

We regularly bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, web performance, webops, security, and other geeky topics.

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Today we go live with the Pingdom Real User Monitoring beta

Today, we take another important step on our quest for making the web faster and more reliable by going live with the Pingdom Real User Monitoring beta program. After we announced that we were working on our RUM service, the response from you guys has been tremendous, and we’re delighted that so many of you want to try it out and be a part of shaping it.

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Hardware malfunction: monitoring data unaffected

pingdom logoShortly after 9am CET today, Friday December 7, 2012, some of our systems started to experience downtime. This included our pingdom.com homepage and the customer control panel at my.pingdom.com. All systems have now been restored and are operating at normal capacity and functionality.

Monitoring of our customer’s websites was not affected, but alerts, unfortunately, were delayed. We are as passionate about uptime as our customers are, and this sort of thing should not happen. Since this is a rare occurrence for us, we want to take this opportunity to explain what happened, at least insofar as we know right now.

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Pingdom adds dedicated mobile team

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With so much happening in the mobile space today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve added a team that is dedicated to all things mobile to the growing Pingdom family.

This will help us on our quest for making the web a faster and more reliable place, regardless of what device is used to access a website.

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We’re expanding the Pingdom Transaction Monitor beta

pingdom transaction monitor beta

A couple of weeks ago we announced the Pingdom Transaction Monitor beta. The interest has been amazing, and we’d like to thank everyone that has tweeted about it, emailed us about it, and registered their interest in taking part in the beta.

In the very first round we only sent out beta invites to a select few customers. With their help we’ve now further developed the Transaction Monitor and we’re now ready to let more customers try it out.

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